After a full two weeks in Bequia with our teak finished (7 coats),the stainless polished, and thanks to the new hookah and Bob a clean bottom on the boat we moved on to Union Island. Some of you may be asking what is a hookah? It is a compressor with a regulator on the end of an air hose. The air hose is 60 foot long so with a weight belt on Bob can very easily work on the bottom of the boat scr... Read Full Entry
Like so many others we love to travel and we love to sail so cruising makes a lot of sense. Janice has retired from Cornell as a business manager and Bob has retired from South Seneca school district as the high school principal. It's time to sell the house, get rid of whatever doesn't fit on our 40 foot Caliber LRC named Tsamaya (this means Travel Well in Setswana) and set off to see the world. Our reasons for publishing this blog is twofold, first to keep in touch with our friends and family and secondly to share our experiences. If you would like to receive notification when we have added ... full info
A tour boatMichael is a local tour guide that had brought his group to Happy Island to end the tour. There were '19 guest and they all fit into 2 of these types of boats. Everyone seemed to be having fun.
The ground was alive with themWhen walking up to freshwater puddles in the road we saw “millions” of these fiddler crabs scurrying out of the way – it looked like the road was alive with them. You could hardly avoid walking on some of them as there were so many.
An empty beachEach view seemed to be better than the last. We enjoyed our walk on Union Island.
Covered in redWe are not sure what the “red net” was over all of these trees – when we looked close they appeared to be a vine. Hopefully it was not damaging as it actually gave it quite an interesting look.
Pride in their boatsThey put in quite a bit of time to painting the locally made boats with very bright colors which make them very individualized.
Cattle on Union IslandIt has been quite a while since we have seen cattle on any of the islands. The kids herding them reminded us of those that did this same thing in Botswana.
Colorful ShopsWhen we saw these buildings we thought it looked more like the tourist towns along the coast. When you look close at the signs it indicates where to get internet, laundry and that you can contact them by VHF. A cruisers bar is located conveniently next door! Luckily we didn’t need any of these services this time.
HillsboroughThe beach as you arrive in Hillsborough, Carriacou.